The Main Conservatory at De Hoek Country Hotel

4 Reviews
Health food, Modern
Phone Number 0145779600 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 7am to 10am

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12.30pm to 2pm

Dinner: Monday to Sunday 7pm to 9pm


Menu - The Main Conservatory Menu - Updated April 2018 The Main Conservatory Wine List Menu - Updated April 2018


5 course Signature dinner R440 per person; 4 course Sunday luncheon at a cost of R375 per person
Health food, Modern
5 course Signature dinner R440 per person; 4 course Sunday luncheon at a cost of R375 per person
Local cuisine, Quick meals
Amex, Diners, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accommodation, Alfresco, Booking required, Breakfast, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Hotel, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian, WiFi

Location and contact

De Hoek Country Hotel R98 Magaliesburg 1791 South Africa

Owner's description

De Hoek Country Hotel lies in a serene country setting in the Magaliesburg area – an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The hotel, a masterpiece of Sandstone, is tastefully and classically decorated, with careful attention to detail. De Hoek has become known and loved for its excellent cuisine and personalised service. De Hoek’s Swiss-trained chef, Michael Holenstein, and his team, create 4 course luncheons, and five course dinners set with crystal and silver for guests to enjoy. De Hoek caters for companies and private individuals looking for an exclusive country venue to host a memorable event. De Hoek also has conference facilities suitable for smaller groups – set just aside from the main hotel – in Stonebridge House.

The Chefs at De Hoek are committed to food excellence and creating sublime dining experiences every single day, seven days a week. Every evening, the team offers a different and varied 5-course dinner, with the sourcing of only the best local and international suppliers and freshest seasonal produce available.

Creative and unusual flavours are combined to create new food trends and this is combined with clever interpretation of classic French and Mediterranean dishes. The food is beautifully plated and presented, with herbal bouquets picked fresh from herb gardens every morning.
De Hoek has been in the top 100 restaurants in South Africa for many years and has won many food accolades including American Express Fine Dining. Interesting and unique wines are sourced all over South Africa, with many visits made to the hotel by the Winemakers themselves.

Old favourites and new finds appear on their wine lists, which have been voted Best New Wine list in South Africa by both Diners Club and Diamond on many occasions.

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User reviews

4 Reviews
    No wonder Michael Holenstein continues to rate in SA's Top Ten chefs year in, year out. His food is superb. Beautifully cooked, unpretentious, imaginative and daring. Served by attentive staff in a lovely country setting, you won't find much better fare than this.
    I was lucky to have a fabulous day at De Hoek. Mostly, I remember the fabulous high tea, the teeny slices of carrot and chocolate cake, the fresh scones, perfectly cut cucumber sandwiches, and an amazing selection of herbal teas.
    Dinner was pretty good too, a long table in the main dining area, several courses that went from good to fantastic, beautifully paired wine, great service.
    And let me not forget the bar with a bar-tender who remembered exactly what I like to drink.

    Hi, Went there on the 20th Jan 2013. Sorry to say, worst service I really ever experienced. Had a set menu, and some things on menu were conveniently 'forgotten' by staff. Bread basket was not cleared, wine was not topped up, nor our water, could not find a waiter when needed, really really bad. Starter soup was tasteless - except for truffle oil that gave it flavour, mains were disappointing. The card machines did not work. This should be a 2 or 3 star place. Will definitely not be back ever.

    Had Sunday lunch at De Hoek yesterday on a beautiful summers day in Magaliesburg. As always the setting of De Hoek nearly makes the entire meal - but then there was the best seafood risotto ever and fantastic rack of lamb and all washed down with wines from a small, but very exclusive and interesting selection. Well done De Hoek - we had a great time and cant wait to go back!

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